Archive for December, 2008

Green Exercise: Let’s exercise our way to energy independence.

Green Exercise:  Let’s exercise our way to energy independence.

By Alix Shutello Think of all the places out there where there is gym equipment. Aside from some of the large fitness chains like Bally Total Fitness, Sport and Health, and Gold’s Gym, and everywhere from your local tennis club, community fitness center, and even our home gyms there are thousands of machines being used [&hellip

Selenium

Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element needed by the human body in very small amounts. Humans require Selenium for important enzymatic reactions and for normal functioning of the immune system. Selenium has received much attention over the past several years because of its reputation to act as an antioxidant and decrease the possibility of cancer [&hellip

Bees, Pt. 2

Bees, Pt. 2

While we may primarily associate beekeeping with the production of honey and beeswax, most commercial beekeepers actually rent out their hives for “pollination services.&#

Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

There is so much to love about the Brazil Nut The Brazil nut is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae and also the name of its edible seed. It was always my favorite nut growing up. The actual tree is quite large, reaching 100-150 feet with a trunk having a 3-6 foot diameter! [&hellip

Back to the Basics- the Yama of Ashtanga Yoga

Back to the Basics- the Yama of Ashtanga Yoga

By Miriam Stollar Reflecting on this events of this past month and on the coming season, I decided it was a time to take a deep breath and go back to the basics

The Small Town I Used to Call Home

The Small Town I Used to Call Home

What makes a small town what it is? There are always so many interesting people floating around, doing their small town thing. There are usually small town stores with hand written signs on the door, saying things like “out to lunch- be back at 1″ or “closed- have the flu.” Maybe it is the “center [&hellip

Namaste: December 2008

Namaste:  December 2008

Congrats to President Elect Obama for his win. One of my yoga clients, Marsha, brought this pin back for me from a trip she was on. I just love it. I am amazed by all the marketing ideas they have come up with during the campaign. Congrats as well to John McCain for a job [&hellip